University of Iowa junior Monzer Shakally meets with attorney Christopher Malloy at the Student Legal Services office in the Iowa Memorial Union on the UI campus on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Shakally is a native Syrian who came to Iowa in high school on a student visa and is now here under temporary protected status while seeking asylum. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
By Vanessa Miller, The Gazette
Monday’s Supreme Court decision largely permitting President Donald Trump’s travel ban is unlikely to affect international students at Iowa’s universities any more than the issue already has, according to officials and attorneys.
The court signaled it will this fall take up the broader issue of the president’s authority in immigration matters. And around the nation, universities were reviewing Monday’s ruling that appears to exempt college students, faculty and lectures from the ban.
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Much remains unknown, said Krista McCallum Beatty, director of Iowa State University’s International Students and Scholars Office. Her office “anticipates that most ISU international students and international scholars from the six affected countries will be exempt from the travel ban,” she said in a statement. “This will become clearer as international students and international scholars enter the U.S.”